Landivisiau

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Landivisiau
Landivizio
Commune
The church in Landivisiau
The church in Landivisiau
Coat of arms of Landivisiau
Coat of arms
Landivisiau is located in France
Landivisiau
Landivisiau
Location within Brittany region
Landivisiau is located in Brittany
Landivisiau
Landivisiau
Coordinates: 48°30′36″N 4°04′01″W / 48.5100°N 4.0669°W / 48.5100; -4.0669Coordinates: 48°30′36″N 4°04′01″W / 48.5100°N 4.0669°W / 48.5100; -4.0669
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Morlaix
Canton Landivisiau
Intercommunality Pays de Landivisiau
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Laurence Claisse
Area1 18.98 km2 (7.33 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 8,964
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29105 /29400
Elevation 32–126 m (105–413 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Landivisiau (Breton: Landivizio) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. The journalist Luc Le Vaillant, winner of the 1998 Albert Londres Prize was born in Landivisiau.

Air base[edit]

Landivisiau is home to the Landivisiau Naval Air Base (in French). A squadron of Air-Sol Moyenne Portée armed Dassault Rafale from the French Navy is based at Landivisiau.[1]

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with Bideford in the southwest of the United Kingdom and Bad Sooden-Allendorf in Hesse, Germany.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Landivisiau are called in French Landivisiens.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,360—    
1800 2,124−10.0%
1806 2,690+26.6%
1821 2,547−5.3%
1831 2,853+12.0%
1836 3,031+6.2%
1841 3,217+6.1%
1846 3,482+8.2%
1851 3,420−1.8%
1856 3,304−3.4%
1861 3,317+0.4%
1866 3,211−3.2%
1872 3,203−0.2%
1876 3,359+4.9%
1881 3,706+10.3%
1886 4,002+8.0%
1891 4,079+1.9%
1896 4,240+3.9%
1901 4,354+2.7%
1906 4,385+0.7%
1911 4,713+7.5%
1921 4,647−1.4%
1926 4,544−2.2%
1931 4,543−0.0%
1936 4,518−0.6%
1946 5,445+20.5%
1954 4,926−9.5%
1962 5,583+13.3%
1968 6,174+10.6%
1975 7,605+23.2%
1982 7,964+4.7%
1990 8,254+3.6%
1999 8,759+6.1%
2008 8,964+2.3%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 7.11% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Claire. "The French Nuclear Deterrent". 
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue


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